Hi! My name is Prime (Emily to very few) and I LOVE roller derby.

That's me on the end there. Number 151.

I love the sport. I love what it can do for people. It's empowering, awe-inspiring, and athletic. There's just something about being involved in sports that makes you push yourself in a way that you don't often get to.

I've been in the game for almost 8 years. I've played a variety of different roles: skater, coach, non-skating official, referee, board member, co-founder. But my favorite, by far, has been the role of coach. Helping skaters (and all athletes!) reach and exceed their potential is one of my favorite past times.

I believe that everyone has a badass athlete hiding inside of them, they just have to get out of their own way.

I'm an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and currently working on a Pre and Post-Natal Exercise Specialty. I'm a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Coach. And currently entering my 7th season of play with my roller derby team, Northwest Derby Company.

You might also occasionally see my face/hear my voice as a guest writer at The Apex. And really anywhere on the web. You never know where I might pop up. Seriously, though, I could be behind you right now.

I drink a lot of tea, swear a fair amount, and love to lift heavy things. I've come back from more injuries (including the 9-month one) than I care to count.

I help female athletes level up their game without giving up their life. You can have both, I swear!

Now that you've met me, I'd love to meet you! Drop me a line at prime@ironoctopusfitness.com and tell me about yourself, what brought you here, and what your favorite animal is. (Mine's pretty obvious, right?)

Let's get kraken!